While unfettered pleasure is the reflex response elicited by classic Mosel
Riesling, the often overt power and disorienting range of Heymann-Löwenstein
tends to be more thought-provoking. Reinhard Löwenstein views his craft as a
creative interplay between climate, soil, vine and grower, culminating in wines
that are singular, authentic and complex. The wines he makes with daughter Sarah
never fall short on that count.
Uhlen wines tend to develop concentrated fruitiness with a characteristic
echo of sturdy mineral content. Protected from wind in a depression of the
cliffs and girdled by trees, the vineyard forms an open amphitheatre facing
south. Uhlen Roth Lay measures only 4 hectares. The soil is quartzy, dark-red
slate, streaked with a light red ochre layer.